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Admission Information: Alternate Routes to Certification
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Applicants must submit the following items to the Graduate Center

  • Application and $50 application processing fee
  • Official transcript(s) from each college/university attended
    • If your degree is not from a U.S. college or university, please arrange for your transcript to be evaluated by an accredited transcript evaluation company such as WES. Have the report forwarded directly to the Graduate Center
  • Personal statement (1–2 pages)
  • Résumé
  • GRE (Graduate Record Exam) or MAT (Miller Analogies Test) scores taken within five years of application
    • On the former GRE exam, preferred minimum combined Verbal and Quantitative score of 950
    • On the revised GRE exam, preferred minimum scores of Verbal: 148 and Quantitative: 147
    • On the MAT, preferred minimum scaled score of 400*
  • Two to four letters of recommendation
  • Passing WEST-B scores including 240 on each subtest: reading, writing, and mathematics**
    • Applicants may use a combination of SAT, ACT, and WEST-B scores to meet the WEST-B requirement (reading writing, mathematics). Please contact the Graduate Center if you have questions.
      • Minimum SAT scores required - Math: 515, Reading: 500, Writing: 490
      • Minimum ACT scores required - Math: 22, Reading: 22, Writing: 8
  • Passing State Endorsement Test **
    • Those endorsing in designated world languages or bilingual education must also pass oral and writing proficiency tests (OPI and WPT) in their language area.
  • Endorsement verification form. Contact Dr. Greg Gelderman for information about endorsements.
  • Moral Character and Personal Fitness Policy form  (found in the online application)

*The GRE or MAT will be waived for students who achieved at least (a) a 3.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA or (b) a 3.0 in the last 45 quarter credits.

**Plan to register for the WEST-B and WEST-E exams before or during summer quarter (Note: the WEST-B and WEST-E exams are state requirements. They must be passed in order to earn a Washington State teaching certificate).

 

Application Deadline

March 1. (Late applications will be accepted and reviewed on a case-by-case basis.)

Find information about this Program Overview, Program Outline, and Admission Requirements.

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